09 May 2015

Drink before Dinner

nursing an empty bottle 'cept a worm
a fat plump pickled grub
swilled back, bit it in two
a bitter sweet between my teeth

my eyes watered
a burning sensation from the sun
skin conditioned for the night
a terror to the terrified

sucked jelly from a punctured eye
jugular ripped and shred
the world I live in is covered in red
and they say I'm sick

the diner was empty 'cept for the staff
darkness caused street lamps to come on
the hunger in me became a fever
I ate out that night

Copyright © 2015 by Patrick B Vince

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